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  • Virginia Debates Abolishing Slavery

    Virginia Debates Abolishing Slavery

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    By Nancy Spannaus Jan. 24, 2022—The bloody retribution and intensified repression carried out against black Virginians after the Nat Turner rebellion of 1931 are well-known. What most citizens are less aware of is the fact that this rebellion sparked a most extraordinary event: a debate in the Virginia House of […]Read More »
  • Thoughts on Martin Luther King’s Birthday

    Thoughts on Martin Luther King’s Birthday

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    January 15, 2022 By Bonnie James On the occasion of MLK’s birthday this year, arriving as it does just a little over a year following the January 6, 2021 insurrection against the U.S. Capitol by the violent 21st-Century heirs of the Confederacy, I reread Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” […]Read More »
  • How Voting Became a Constitutional Right

    How Voting Became a Constitutional Right

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    A History of Revolution and Counter-Revolution, Part I Published on Martin Luther King Day, January 17, 2022 By Edward Spannaus While working on this article, I would from time to time test a friend by asking, “What does the Constitution say about the right to vote?” The correct answer is […]Read More »
  • Happy Birthday Hamilton 2022!

    Happy Birthday Hamilton 2022!

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    A Report on the AHA Society’s Virtual Celebration By Nancy Spannaus[1] Jan. 11, 2022—At least 144 people joined the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society (AHA) in its 10th annual celebration of the birthday of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton this evening. The event was held online with a Hamilton Scholars Roundtable, which […]Read More »
  • John Quincy Adams on Voting Rights

    John Quincy Adams on Voting Rights

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    By Nancy Spannaus Jan. 7, 2021—Among Presidents and statesmen in the United States, John Quincy Adams[1] is well known as one of the most consistent and active opponents of slavery in our history. His fight against the gag rule in Congress and advocacy for freedom of the Amistad former slaves […]Read More »
  • A New Video on Alexander Hamilton

    A New Video on Alexander Hamilton

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    By Nancy Spannaus Dec. 29, 2021—Researcher Marianne Als has done it again.  She has just released a new video production which devastates the all-too-common characterization of Alexander Hamilton as a man of arrogance and disdain for the common man. I am pleased to announce that her hour-long production is now […]Read More »
  • George Washington Resigns His Commission

    George Washington Resigns His Commission

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    By Edward and Nancy Spannaus Dec. 27, 2021–On December 23, the Maryland Society Sons of the American Revolution (MDSSAR) held an event at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, to reenact and commemorate the anniversary of George Washington’s appearance before the Continental Congress to resign his commission as Commander-in-Chief of […]Read More »
  • Marco Rubio’s Flawed “American System”

    Marco Rubio’s Flawed “American System”

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    By Nancy Spannaus Dec. 22, 2021—There is no question but that Florida’s Senator Marco Rubio aspires to be the new voice for the “American System” of economics. His latest initiative occurred on December 8, when he keynoted the inaugural Henry Clay Lecture in Political Economy at Hillsdale College’s Washington, D.C. […]Read More »